What is AMDPPCUF.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AMDPPCUF.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AMDPPCUF.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AMDPPCUF
AMDPPCUF.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PPCUF belongs to software by unknown.

Description: AMDPPCUF.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AMDPPCUF.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (normally C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\Performance Profile Client\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,776 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 11,264 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. AMDPPCUF.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel
  2) go to the support area of the AMD website.

Recommended: Identify AMDPPCUF.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AMDPPCUF.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AMDPPCUF.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

AMD sammelt schon seit jahren auf diesem weg daten von euren festplatten und verschickt diese in die usa - ich würde es nicht ausschließen das amd so wie die meißten us unternehmen die daten direkt der nsa zur verfügung stellen - freiwillig oder unfreiwillig - am besten man kauft nichts mehr von den usa

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Best practices for resolving AMDPPCUF issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AMDPPCUF. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AMDPPCUF.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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